A southern Arizona Indian tribe is suing the state over a new law that attempts to stop a proposed casino near Glendale.
The Tohono O'odham Nation challenge House Bill 2534, which moved rapidly through the state Legislature and was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer on Feb. 2. The measure allows a city, in certain instances, to annex land without the owner's permission if the landowner has asked the federal government to place the property into trust, or as a reservation.We were definitely the first state to have a lawsuit over 2011 redistricting, not even waiting for 2011 to arrive, and I think that we are the first state to be sued over a law passed in 2011 (though that is far from certain).
The law, which takes effect 90 days after the end of the legislative session, would allow Glendale to annex land owned by the Tohono O'odham Nation.
I'm soooooo proud of Arizona. We're #1, and people love to tell us that.
I just wish they'd use their *index* fingers when telling us. :))
The text of the HB2534, signed into law by Jan Brewer on February 1, is here.